Clemson football: 2021 recruiting class could get a huge boost Tuesday afternoon

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Clemson football could get another big commitment Tuesday afternoon from another Top 300 prospect.

After picking up two commitments last week, Clemson football is in line to pick up another one this week as Top 300 defensive end Zaire Patterson out of Winston Salem has announced via twitter that he will commit tomorrow at 5:00 pm.

According to 247Sports Crystal Ball, Clemson is expected to land the services of Patterson over UNC, South Carolina, Alabama, and Auburn.

If the Tigers do in fact land the commitment of Patterson, he will join Cade Denhoff on the defensive line for the recruiting class of 2021 and he would be just the fifth defensive commitment for the Tigers in next year’s class.

Clemson football is expected to sign anywhere from 18-21 players for the class of 2021 and the class is filling up fast. Clemson is still in play for several other elite recruits and as spots start filling, you may see several of them commit sooner than later in order not to miss the train as head coach Dabo Swinney will not take more commitments than he has spots for – a rarity in college athletics.

The Tigers 2021 signing class currently sits third behind Ohio State and Tennessee for the best class overall. To put a little context to that, the Buckeyes currently have 18 commitments and the Volunteers have a staggering 24, more than Clemson will sign next year.

The Tigers do sit second overall nationally in per player average at .9485. The 2020 Clemson Tiger class had a per player average of .9345. As good as the 2020 signing class was, they did sign six recruits that were considered three-star recruits. The 2021 class so far has just one – quarterback Bubba Chandler, who committed last week.

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With the number of defensive linemen that Clemson football has had drafted over the last five seasons, it’s no wonder they keep attracting elite talent as guys are excited to not only represent the orange and purple but to also play for defensive line coach Todd Bates.